Brazil, Cameroon, and Portugal win as Ghana and S. Korea tie
World Cup 2022 in Qatar has a lot of surprises as Brazil edges Switzerland, Cameroon beats Serbia, Ghana ties with South Korea, and Portugal beats Uruguay.
Brazil defeated Switzerland 1-0 on Monday to move to the knockout round of the World Cup in Doha, Qatar. Casemiro scored the game's only goal in the 83rd minute to give Brazil the victory.
Despite the absence of Neymar, who was forced to miss the game due to an ankle injury, the Brazilians have advanced through the group stage.
After VAR found Richarlison was offsides on Vinicius Junior's goal in the 64th minute, Brazil's goal was reversed.
Serbia will be Switzerland's opponent in the last group game.
With two late goals, Cameroon rescued a two-goal lead for Serbia and tied in a thrilling match for Group G.
Aleksandar Mitrovic's goal gave Serbia a 3-1 lead at the end of the first half following a quick start.
Three minutes after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of Cameroon struck the game's equalizer, Vincent Aboubakar netted a lob to pulling ahead with a 3-2 score, setting up a tense finale between sides seeking to advance to the Round of 16.
It is worth noting, by the end of the match Mitrovic missed his best opportunity to once again win the match after Cameroon managed to tie.
Ghana-South Korea: 3-2
Ghana had a 2-0 lead in the first half, but South Korea came back to equalize the score at 2-all before Kudus scored his second goal of the game in the 68th minute.
Gue-sung Cho scored twice on headers to tip the game's balance, at that moment, the atmosphere at Education City Stadium became electrifying.
The rest of the game saw South Korea step up their offense, scoring 22 shots on goal, compared to seven for Ghana, but they were unable to take advantage of having possession of the ball for more than 60% of the time.
With the victory, Ghana now has three points in Group H overall.
After Brazil and France, Portugal defeated Uruguay 2-0 on Monday to advance to the World Cup knockout round. Midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored both goals.
Prior to Cristiano Ronaldo rising to head the ball and at first celebrating the goal as his, the Europeans had controlled possession until Fernandes' cross whizzed past Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet in the 54th minute.
In extra time, Fernandes scored the second goal after a video review resulted in a penalty for handball.
Previously, in 2018 Uruguay had knocked Portugal out of the World Cup, now Portugal's second win in two games put them top of Group H while Uruguay, third, must beat Ghana in their final group game to have a chance of advancing.